Farmers have welcomed moves to lift US restrictions on the import of Welsh lamb
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20-year US ban on Welsh lamb could soon be lifted

Farming unions and the Welsh Government have welcomed the news that America is considering proposals to relax import restrictions on British lamb and beef.

It would mean the end of a 20-year ban on British red meat which has been in place since the BSE epidemic.

Farming Minister George Eustice confirmed the US Department of Agriculture has published the proposal.

The move could generate an extra £35m for the UK economy.

Anwen Hughes, a lamb farmer in Ceredigion, told the BBC it would provide a huge post-Brexit boost to Welsh farmers.

  • 28 Jul 2016
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